You know what they say — the more colors on your plate, the better! Excluding candy and processed foods, of course. With this vietnamese summer roll recipe, you get
a fun and simple way to eat the rainbow! This refreshing and tasty dish is served with peanut sauce (or any nut- or seed-based sauce) and it’s perfect to eat at any time on a hot summer day.
Vietnamese Summer Rolls vs Spring Rolls
Summer rolls and spring rolls are used interchangeably, but they’re not technically the same thing. The difference is in the wrapper on the outside of the roll and how they’re served.
Spring rolls are wrapped in a super-thin dough made from flour and water, and then fried. Summer rolls are wrapped in a translucent rice paper that is less fragile than spring roll dough and not fried. Spring rolls are usually served hot and summer rolls served cold.
The filling inside spring and summer rolls tend to be similar, however you can adapt it to your needs, including making vegetarian summer rolls! Spring and summer rolls are traditionally also served with different dipping sauces. Spring rolls use sweet and sour sauce, vinegar, or a Worcestershire-based sauce. Summer rolls are typically served with peanut sauce or hoisin sauce.
What about egg rolls, you ask? Egg rolls are just like spring rolls, but with egg added to the wrapper dough to make it thicker. They’re also fried and served warm.
Vietnamese-Inspired Rainbow Summer Roll
This fresh, rainbow summer roll recipe is the perfect appetizer or party snack for a warm day. These rolls are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free — they’re packed with tons of veggies and herbs and complemented with a delectable peanut dipping sauce.Print
The fresh summer recipe is an easy way to get a heaping serving of nutrient-dense veggies, or fruit if you decide to add it! These Vietnamese-inspired rainbow summer rolls are easy to make, the only trick is learning to roll them up tightly. After you fill a few summer rolls, though, you’ll be a pro and you can trot out this recipe any time.
XO – Serena